The Admission Challenge


When applying for scholarships or even simply a place at the best schools in the United Kingdom, students are frequently faced with the problem of academic selection. While all schools have their own admissions process, there is often one ‘common’ factor: the Common Entrance Examinations, one set of papers that many schools use to determine which students they accept, and which they reject.

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In Defence of Tutoring

Time was when private tutoring was the preserve of the home-schooled, the wealthy, and the panicked student cramming before crucial exams. In recent years, however, with pressure for university places increasing, with grade inflation blurring the lines between the good and the best, and with universities paying closer attention not just to exam grades but also to individual module scores, the private tutor has become an essential part of the educational landscape.

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